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[Manuscript] In Council. August 30, 1776. Whereas by reason of the difficulty, raised by the wicked designs of the Enemys of our Liberty, an interruption took place in the administration of Civil distributive Justice throughout this Colony..
[Boston], 1776. Broadsheet. Split into two leaves, some splits at the horizontal folds and margins, scattered browning, but still very good.. [2] pp. A true copy, signed and attested, John Avery, secretary. Written six weeks after the Declaration of Independence, this Resolve of the Massachusetts House of Representatives concerns the disposition of civil suits now that the American Revolution has begun in earnest. It explains in detail the means for handling civil suits interrupted by the removal of court officers, continuing (from above): "and whereas by an Act of the General Court removing all Officers from there respective offices, many Civil Suits which had been commenced and were actually entered on the Docquet or Books of Entry of the Inferior Courts of common pleas, in the several Counties within this Colony have not been prosecuted to final judgment, and much Injury will happen if an adequate remedy is not provided in that behalf: It is Resolved that all Civil Actions that were pending in any Inferior Court of Common please in any County within this Colony, by having the same entered on the Docquet or Minute Book of said Court, and on which judgment have not been given, may be brought forward at the next term of the said County in which the same was entered...." Not in Evans, Bristol, or Ford.
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